|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesTreatment Of The Violent Or Sthenic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa
The _violent_, or _sthenic form_ of scarlatina anginosa becom...
Introduction Of The Esophagoscope
The esophagoscope is to be passed only with ocular guidance, ...
The Digestibility of Fats. We have now come to the last group...
Paroxysmal Tachycardia Management
There is no specific treatment for paroxysmal tachycardia. Wh...
By inserting the window plug shown in Fig. 6 the esophagus m...
Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever
In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...
Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...
The lodgement of foreign bodies in the esophagus is influenc...
Children's Deformed Feet
See Club Foot. ...
Acute Mild Endocarditis
This inflammation of the endocardium is generally confined to...
Acute Stenosis Of The Larynx
Etiology.--Causes of a relatively sudden narrowing of the lum...
Site Of Lodgment
The majority of foreign bodies in the air passages occur in ...
The Fulcrum Of The Bronchoscopic Lever Is At The Upper Thoracic Aperture
Disregard of this rule will cause subglottic edema and will ...
Diet For The Acutely Ill
The acutely ill person experiences occasional attacks of dist...
Contraindications To Direct Laryngoscopy
There are no absolute contraindications to direct laryngosco...
Taking A Laryngeal Specimen For Diagnosis
The diagnosis of carcinoma, sarcoma, and some other conditio...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
Dysmenorrhea Painful Menstruation
If the disease be occasioned by uterine displacement, obstruc...
Why Fuss So Much About What I Eat?
I KNOW a woman who insisted that it was impossible fo...
Toxic Disturbances And Heart Rate
Under this head it is not proposed to consider disturbances...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
If a chronic endocarditis has followed an acute condition, some
slight permanent papillomas or warty growths may he left from the
healed granulating or ulcerated surfaces. Sometimes these little
elevations on the valves become inflamed and then adhere together,
or adhere to the wall of the heart, and thus incapacitate a valve.
Sometimes these excrescences undergo partial fatty degeneration, or
may take on calcareous changes and thus stiffen a valve.
If the chronic inflammation is not superimposed on an acute
endocarditis there may be no cell infiltration and therefore no
softening, but there is a tendency to develop a fibrillated
structure, and a fibroid thickening of the endocardium occurs,
especially around the valves. This induration causes contraction and
narrowing of the orifices with shortening and thickening of the
chordae tendineae, and the valves imperfectly open, or no longer
close. Fatty degeneration may occur in the papillary growths with
necrotic changes, and this may lead to the formation of atheromatous
ulcers which may later become covered with lime deposits, and then a
hard calcareous ring may form. Fibrin readily deposits on this
calcareous substance and may form a permanent capping, or may slowly
disintegrate and allow fragments to fly off into the blood stream
and cause more or less serious embolic obstruction. If this chronic
endocarditis develops with a general arteriosclerosis, the wine
inflammation soon occurs in the aorta, and, following the
endarteritis in the aorta, atheromatous deposits may also occur
there. Chronic endocarditis of the walls of the heart, not in
immediate continuity with endocarditis of the valves, is perhaps not
liable to occur, except with myocarditis.
Next: Etiology Treatment